Existing nations/cultures/tribes that never had an army.

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  1. I heard a comedian the other day talking about nations that never had an army or any armed forces.

    The Eskimos.

    I wonder if there are any others out there that do not have armed forces. First I thought aborigines maybe.

    Anyone else have any ideas?
     
  2. The Isle of Man
     
  3. Costa Rica
     
  4. Bhutan and Haiti. They both have police forces with access to heavy small arms, but that was about it.

    UK in about 5 years' time.
     
  5. I stand to be corrected but i think iceland have never had a standing army.
     
  6. Costa Rica did have armed forces until 1948.

    Mind you the way their police and even supermarket guards are tooled up (I know, I was there for six months this time last year) they might as well still have. For feck's sake even the local villagers had some tasty hardware...
     
  7. Botswana went a while without any armed forces (about 11 years after independence).
     
  8. Quite a few Caribbean countries don't have them like St Lucia and St Vincent.
     
  9. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

  10. You think UK police SERVICE would be allowed to have heavy small arms?
     
  11. No, I think the UK in 5 years' time won't have an army.

    (Kidding.)
     
  12. What about native Americans? I know there was tribal warfare and such, but I don't think they had organised armed forces.
     
  13. No..no...they are allowed 'heavy small personel'...witness any WPC...
     
  14. With 'small arms'...I forgot to add....